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"Spinning Around" is a dancepop song produced by Mike Spencer and written by Ira Shickman, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul. It was originally intended for Paula Abdul's "comeback" album. However, as the album never came into fruition, it was given to Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her seventh studio album Light Years in 2000. For Minogue, the song was a worldwide success, charting high in many countries, and, marking her return to the forefront of pop music.

Possibly the most eagerly awaited release of her career, "Spinning Around" achieved gold status in Australia prior to the album being released. The first single from her Light Years album, caused a sensation by propelling Minogue back to the top of the charts, debuting at No. 1 in both the UKmarker and Australia. In the United Kingdommarker, "Spinning Around" has sold 245,000 copies, being certified Silver.

The song became Minogue's first number-one single in Australia since "Confide In Me" (1994) and her first in the UK since "Tears on My Pillow" ten years earlier. "Spinning Around" also gave Minogue the honor of being one of three artists (the others being Madonna and U2) to have a number-one in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. "Spinning Around" won Minogue Best Pop Release at the prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia and featured two previously unreleased tracks — "Paper Dolls" and "Cover Me with Kisses".

Due to the title of the song it has been used regularly in reference to politics, for example BBC Radio Five Live's coverage of the 2000 US presidential election and Andrew Marr's news report on Tony Blair's resignation speech.

Music video

"Spinning Around" music video
Its music video, featuring Minogue dancing in a nightclub in revealing gold hot pants, received widespread television rotation.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Spinning Around."

UK CD 1 (CDRS6542)
  1. "Spinning Around" — 3:28
  2. "Spinning Around" (Sharp Vocal Mix) — 7:04
  3. "Spinning Around" (7th Spinnin' Dizzy Dub) — 5:23
  4. "Spinning Around" (Video)

UK CD 2 (CDR6542)
  1. "Spinning Around" — 3:28
  2. "Cover Me with Kisses" — 3:08
  3. "Paper Dolls" — 3:34

Europe CD 1 (8881005)
  1. "Spinning Around" — 3:28
  2. "Cover Me with Kisses" — 3:08
  3. "Paper Dolls" — 3:34
  4. "Spinning Around" (Sharp Vocal Mix) — 7:04
  5. "Spinning Around" (Video)

UK 12" Vinyl (12R6542)
  • Side A:
  1. "Spinning Around" (Sharp Vocal Mix) — 7:04
  2. "Spinning Around" (7th District Club Mix) — 6:33
  • Side B:
  1. "Spinning Around" (7th District Dub Like This Mix) — 5:23
  2. "Spinning Around" (7th District Club-Mental Mix) — 6:33
  • Released June 26, 2000. The label incorrectly lists the track listing as "Sharp Vocal Mix," "Sharp Double Dub," "7th Spinnin' Dizzy Dub," "7th District Club Mix."

Other officials versions
  1. "Spinning Around" (X2008 Tour Studio Version) -

Live Performances

Kylie performed the song on the following concert tours:

The song was also performed on:


Chart (2000) Peak

Australia ARIA Singles Chart 1
Belgium Singles Chart 25
Denmark Airplay Chart 1
European Hot 100 Singles Chart 1
Finland Singles Chart 9
France Singles Chart 19
German Singles Chart 37
Greece Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
Italy Singles Chart 8
Netherlands Singles Chart 18
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 2
South Africa Singles Chart 2
Spain Singles Chart 8
Sweden Singles Chart 29
Switzerland Singles Chart 14
UK Singles Chart 1
Channel V Asia Countdown 1


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Q United Kingdommarker "The 1001 Best Songs Ever" 2003 90
Melody Maker United Kingdom "Singles of the Year" 2000 37
NME United Kingdom "Singles of the Year" 2000 28
Magic Francemarker "Singles of the Year" 2000 16
Rock de Lux Spainmarker "Singles of the Year" 2000 9


  1. UK Top 40 Chart. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  2. Kylie: Music — Singles. Official Web Site. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  3. Discography – 2000-2001. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  4. Chart Positions – Light Years. – Slovenian Kylie Page. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  5. "Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around". Retrieved January 14, 2008.

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